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Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Mummies

| September 2, 2013 | 4 Comments
Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Mummies

I am running a short series of Halloween Costumes that kids can make. There is nothing like BEING prepared.. but if you are NOT prepared, then these costumes should STILL come in handy, as they are quick and easy, as well as very inexpensive to make. I was tasked by the UK newspaper The Times […]

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Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Frankenstein

| September 1, 2013 | 2 Comments
Halloween Costumes Kids Can Make: Frankenstein

Continuing on our Halloween Costumes crafty season, we have a Frankenstein Costume to share. If you really want to hide this Halloween and for no-one to recognise you, make a Frankenstein mask out of a paper bag.  Paper bags come in all shapes and sizes, try and find one that fits you perfectly or cut […]

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Fairy Wing Craft

| August 30, 2013 | 7 Comments
Fairy Wing Craft

Recently Netmums challenged us to get crafty with Cereal Box crafts. I love cereal box crafts ANYWAY, as it is such a free and versatile material and the timing was good, was I was thinking about a fairy wing craft for Pip Squeak anyway. Bring the two together and you have these lovely Cereal Box […]

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Halloween Bride: Costumes Kids Can Make

| August 29, 2013 | 2 Comments
Halloween Bride: Costumes Kids Can Make

Last year, I created a set of Halloween Costume ideas for the children’s supplement of The Times – the costume ideas are aimed at 8- 12 yrs old to make themselves (or younger kids to make with an adult) and that don’t cost the earth to make. I thought now would be a good time to […]

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Felt Heart Craft Keyring – Gifts That Kids Can Make

| August 28, 2013 | 11 Comments
Felt Heart Craft Keyring – Gifts That Kids Can Make

We love it when our craft session ends in gifts that kids can make… these adorable little felt heart crafts are just that – turn them into key rings or zipper pulls on your school bags and you have a lovely little gift to give to a relative or a friend. We are craft mad […]

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Our Crafts on Holiday

| August 21, 2013 | 4 Comments
Our Crafts on Holiday

Some of you may have guessed that we recently went away on holiday. Whilst we are away, of course we like to relax and I usually don’t think too much about Red Ted Art. But in our family it is inevitable that we DO DO just a little crafting on the go. Last year we […]

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Summer Lanterns

| August 14, 2013 | 5 Comments
Summer Lanterns

Just before we ZOOMED off on holiday, my publisher asked me to run a crafty workshop at the Wilderness Festival. Workshops are a great way to “test run” Red Ted Art, Cute and Easy Crafts for Kids! in groups. Though, the book is designed for crafting in the family – where there is time for things […]

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Four Seasons Crafts: Summer Trees

| August 7, 2013 | 7 Comments
Four Seasons Crafts: Summer Trees

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you will know, that I love exploring the four seasons with my kids. Each year we have a different four seasons project that we slowly complete season by season throughout the year. I want them to EXPERIENCE the seasons as we do our four seasons […]

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Monsters Inc Craft: Mike Pom Pom

| August 3, 2013 | 4 Comments
Monsters Inc Craft: Mike Pom Pom

Monsters Inc Fever Contiues… as those cuddly and lovable characters, Mike and Sulley, hit the big screens again, we are all in Mike & Sulley Craft excitement! We have already made a Sulley Pinata and  and some Monsters Inc Finger Puppets, now we wanted to share our Sulley Pom Pom Craft! Simple and fun! Materials: […]

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Egg Carton Crafts: Treasure Box

| July 31, 2013 | 15 Comments
Egg Carton Crafts: Treasure Box

So. This little egg carton craft – our treasure box – came about all “by accident”. We were on holiday and Pip Squeak needed a new set of hair bands and hair clips… so off I went and bought her some. When we got home we needed to keep them safe. Someone grabbed an egg […]

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Lavender Sugar – Gifts Kids Can Make

| July 24, 2013 | 14 Comments
Lavender Sugar – Gifts Kids Can Make

Lavender Sugar is a super simple “craft” you can do with the kids. Or just make it on your own! If you are involving the children, they can help pick and dry the lavender and then learn all about measuring! It is so simple, you will wonder why you haven’t made any before! We prefer […]

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Over 20 Shell Craft Ideas

| July 10, 2013 | 9 Comments
Over 20 Shell Craft Ideas

I see seashells by the sea… or doesn’t the rhyme go something like that? I forget.. but what I DO know, is that my kids LOVE collecting shells – all the time. They are irresistible, so I thought it would be nice for us to have a Shell Craft Ideas hangout for you and create […]

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Incy Wincy Spider

| July 10, 2013 | 11 Comments
Incy Wincy Spider

Well… as the Summer Holidays are rapidly approaching (here in the UK, I know the US have started already), things are getting a little busy around here… so instead of taking a “blog post break” or resharing some of my old crafts (don’t worry, I am sure I will at some point during the Summer […]

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London Galleries with Kids

| July 6, 2013 | 13 Comments
London Galleries with Kids

I have been meaning to write about our Gallery visits for AGES now and keep procrastinating about other things, especially since, I just want to write about “the experience” and how you can have “good gallery days” and “bad gallery days” when out and about with children. I think it is really important to not […]

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